Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The first aftershock from the Kansas football program’s massive spring game weekend rumbled in on Tuesday afternoon, in the form of another addition to the Jayhawks’ 2020 recruiting class.
Keith Miller III, a 6-foot-5 receiver from The Colony, Texas, who made an official visit to KU’s campus this past weekend for the team’s scrimmage and postgame Rick Ross performance, announced on Twitter his decision to commit to head coach Les Miles and KU.
Along with a note in which he thanked friends, family and coaches, Miller wrote, “What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained.”
The post was accompanied by a graphic that featured Miller not only posing and wearing a blue KU uniform, but also sporting a Jayhawk-esque beak in one edited image.
Rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, the current high school junior reportedly had several offers from Power Five programs, including Texas Tech and Kansas State.
Miller told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant that KU receivers coach Emmett Jones began recruiting him back when Jones still worked at Texas Tech.
The 6-5, 205-pound receiver even committed to Tech this past fall. But he backed out of that nonbinding verbal pledge shortly after Jones left to join Miles’ staff at Kansas.
“Me and him talk almost every day,” Miller told Jayhawk Slant. “We don’t just talk about sports, but school and about life and things like that. So me and him have a great, strong bond and that was really the main reason why I committed to Tech when he was there.”
Now Miller’s allegiances are tied to KU, where he becomes the fifth member of the Jayhawks’ 2020 class.
The first Texas-based recruit in Miles’ second recruiting class, Miller joins three-star receiver Keenan Hambrick (Alabama), three-star tight end Trevor Kardell (Missouri), three-star tight end Will Huggins (Shawnee Mission South) and two-star quarterback DaVonshai Harden Jr. (Topeka).
All verbal commitments, of course, are nonbinding. The soonest any of the players aligned with the program can sign with Kansas is December.